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A Hanska woman died in a Brown County collision Thursday afternoon.

According to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, at about 2:24 p.m. on Jan. 11, Dean Steffensmeier, age 76, and his passenger, Donna Steffensmeier, age 75, both of Hanska, were driving westbound on County Road 20 in a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox. Steven Howard, age 72,  of Mankato was driving northbound on 140th Avenue in a 2019 Toyota 4-Runner. The two vehicles collided at the intersection of Brown County Road 20 and 140th Avenue.

Donna Steffensmeier, 75, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Dean Steffensmeier was treated at the scene and flown by Mayo Air Ambulance to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Steven Howard was treated at the scene and released.

No alcohol or drug use was suspected. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating the two vehicle crash. 

Agencies assisting at the scene include:  Hanska Fire Department, Hanska First Responders, Allina (ground) Ambulance, Mayo Air Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol, and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.